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Welcome to the BBFC Media Centre.  Here you can access BBFC Media Releases.

For all enquiries please contact Billie Morgan, PR & Communications Officer. 

Tel: 0207 440 0397 E-mail: bmorgan@bbfc.co.uk

For media requests regarding access to BBFC Archive files please let us have a list of the film titles you would like to research, along with their release dates. It helps us find the relevant documents for you if you are able to  give detail relating to the research being undertaken, or your reasons for the enquiry. We will then check the availability of each file and contact you to arrange an appointment for you to view the records at the BBFC.  The BBFC is not able to undertake any research into the contents of files on behalf of the media. 

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BBFC launches its Annual Report & Accounts 2017

19/07/2018

In 2017 the BBFC age rated 1,048 films for cinema release, representing an 82% growth in films classified compared to 2007. With a total of 378 titles, there were more films with a 12A age rating in 2017 than ever before. However 15 remains the most common age rating with 392 theatrical...

Website Maintenance 07/06/2018

07/06/2018

The BBFC website will be briefly unavailable from 6.15pm to 7.15pm on Thursday 7th june for system changes.  

Classification Guidelines - Public Consultation 2018

01/06/2018

Classification Guidelines - Public Consultation 2018 -  4 June - 31 August 2018The BBFC makes classification decisions in accordance with our published Classification Guidelines. It's important that these Guidelines reflect  public opinion, which we know evolves over time. In order to ensure our...

Consultation on draft Guidance on Age Verification Arrangements and draft Guidance on Ancillary Service Providers launched

26/03/2018

The BBFC was designated by the Secretary of State for Digital Culture Media and Sport as the age-verification regulator under the Digital Economy Act 2017 on 21 February 2018.  Today  the BBFC is launching a consultation on the draft Guidance on Age Verification Arrangements and draft Guidance on...

BBFC launches its Annual Report & Accounts 2016

18/07/2017

In 2016 the BBFC age rated 1,075 films for cinema release, the most since 1957, proving that Britain continues to be a nation of film enthusiasts. In a year where almost twice as many films were released in cinemas compared to 2009, more films were rated 15 (401) than any other age rating.

David Miles named as BBFC Policy Director

19/06/2017

As Policy Director David Miles is the principal adviser on policy and public affairs to the Chief Executive.

New Council of Management members bring cinema exhibition and digital media expertise to BBFC

05/04/2017

The BBFC's Council of Management is responsible for the BBFC's operational and strategic management and senior staff appointments.

The BBFC responds to Unite's statement regarding the ongoing reorganisation of BBFC examining and compliance functions

01/11/2016

The BBFC's classification standards protect children and empower families

Digital Economy Bill Age Verification Letters of Understanding

10/10/2016

On 06 October 2016, the BBFC exchanged letters of understanding with DCMS regarding the age verification of pornographic content online, as proposed in the Digital Economy Bill.

BBFC Annual Report 2015

01/07/2016

BBFC statistics reflect increased demand for BBFC age ratings on VoD content and greater protection for children using mobile devices

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